Title: Seat Sixty-Five
Some paths lead to an early grave.
A power failure on the midnight train from Innsbruck to Vienna has stranded Felix in the middle of nowhere. It’s not a good start to his getaway, but it’s made worse by the presence of a fellow passenger who won’t stop sizing him up.
With his scant few belongings thrust into a backpack, Felix wants nothing more than to get to the airport and fly home to London. Whatever he does after that can’t be any worse than staying in a failing, rancorous relationship. But Felix has always been a magnet for dangerous men and the handsome stranger who keeps eyeballing him isn’t so easy to ignore.
As the world itself seems to spin on a dime, Felix follow his admirer deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, until retracing his steps becomes as trying as it is inevitable.
Reader Advisory: This book contains past domestic violence as well as past physical and emotional abuse.
Author: Helena Maeve
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Collision Course, Twice Upon a Blue Moon, A Smile as Sweet as Poison, Beyond the Poison Chalice
Published by Pride Source: Author
Published: October 20, 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M Erotica
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Seat Sixty-Five by Helena Maeve was a very strange read. Hauntingly beautiful yet mysterious. This quick read has put my mind a spinning, so much so that this will be an easy yet tough review to write.
The easy part: I actually enjoyed it. There’s a mind twister to this story that I have yet to encounter before in Ms. Maeve’s writings before. I liked Felix and yet at times I felt annoyed by him. His thoughts had this passive aggressive vibe to them. I kept trying to figure him out but I was constantly distracted by his observations. Stefan I found sweet and mysterious, not sinister but not quite…there, in the now yet he was. The connection between Felix and Stefan definitely had me feeling like Alice down the rabbit hole. The heat between them was intense but the living now was fraught with Felix trying to figure everything out. Does that all sound very confusing because it should.
The hard part: Putting together a review without giving anything away. I was immediately trying to guess what was going on, what was the mystery. When I hit the end and everything was revealed I found I was half right with my guesses. Then I went back and re-read the blurb. All the hints were there, I just missed them. Or wasn’t paying attention. Or better yet, they were cleverly disguised by the author until you read the book and had your AHA! moment. I’m not going to say the story ended on a HEA moment because it certainly felt there were lingering questions. However, it is a story worth reading if nothing else, so you can have the story of Felix and Stefan to linger in your thoughts as well.